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A pilot trial of a co-designed, digitised health promoting intervention for New Zealand South Asians.

Funders

Lottery Health Research Grants 2021-22.

Abstract

In comparison to New Zealand (NZ) Europeans, people from the Indian sub-continent collectively referred to as South Asians (SAs) have an increased risk of diet related chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular (CVD) diseases. This is a serious concern, as SA migrants are healthier than the majority population on arrival due to the stringent health selection criteria applied by NZ. A suite of studies to address this disparity has resulted in developing a culturally appropriate digitised intervention using a co-design approach to promote healthy diet and activity. This project aims to pilot the developed intervention prior to a full trial aiming to test the effectiveness of the intervention.